The thigh has been feeling good almost the entire time, but I knew that wouldn't be the case if I would try to run. The pain was typically only there if I ran but even though I didn't feel the pain each day I knew I still needed to give it at least a week.
I went out following work last night for two miles to give the legs and thigh a test. I intentionally went out really slow and for only two miles because I didn't want to rouse anything that I would be sorry for later. The weather was great at just under 60 degrees. It had rained and poured all day, but cleared up by the time I got home to give me only wet roads and puddles to run through.
It was a little tight and the first few steps stretched it in a way that it hadn't been stretched since last week when I last ran. This worried me at first, but then the tightness and slight pain went away for the rest of the run. I didn't look at the watch at all, and just ran really easy as a test run.
At the end of the two miles I wanted to keep going but made myself stop because I didn't want to tempt fate and mess up a good thing. I will get some more miles in over the next week, but for now I will be happy with just starting slow and short.
Oh the joys of injury, how do you cope with returning after an injury, regardless of how small?
I hope that your thigh is getting better and will not be an issue for you in your marathon!ReplyDelete
Hope the thigh continues to hold up! I like to go out for an easy "test" run to check the systems after a short layoff, not wanting to push too hard and make it worse.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good sign! Always best to hold back a bit instead of doing too much too soon after an injury.ReplyDelete
I'll tell you when I get there! ; )ReplyDelete
But in the past, it's all about easing back into it. I don't even put races on my schedule for a long time to just focus on getting back into shape.
I'm with zippy, will let you know if I ever get there! Glad you felt better as you got into it - that's a huge plus!!ReplyDelete
I usually try to ease back in. But if I notice the pain, I back off. Maybe take some rest breaks or cut the run short.ReplyDelete
That's good to hear!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone! I am not out of the woods yet, but if I am smart - hopefully I am on the right path.ReplyDelete
Good to hear you are getting back on track Tim.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you are making progress. I hope the leg continues to improve!ReplyDelete
Thanks Patrick and Beth!ReplyDelete
You are smart and doing the smart thing by starting out slowly. All the best with this. I hope it is something of the past. I've been lucky and injury free since 1995.ReplyDelete
Thanks Johann! You are a lucky man!ReplyDelete